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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Jerry Jones wants a physical team

By Calvin Watkins

SAN DIEGO -- The one thing that bothered Cowboys owner Jerry Jones following his team's 16-14 victory over the Chargers was a lack of physical toughness.

Jones believes his team has it, but it didn't show enough of it Saturday night.

"I think I want us to be, we all talk about physical, running the ball physically," Jones said. "After [Saturday] I would say we need to make sure we get in here and think physical as we’re running the ball, and I was impressed with how physical [San Diego] was running the ball."

The Cowboys gained 54 rushing yards with Tashard Choice leading the way with 19 yards. San Diego had 92 yards rushing and had backs Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert gain 87 combined rushing yards.

"We outplayed them big time," Chargers safety Eric Weddle said. "I think they had like 40-something yards by half. We outplayed them physically. We came into this game knowing it was going to be a test and we took it as that, and it was definitely a step in the right direction."

Jones credited Chargers coach Norv Turner for an excellent game plan and that his team was very strong at the point of attack. The Cowboys had numerous missed tackles and safety Gerald Sensabaugh was injured when he took the wrong angle on a play in the first quarter.

"The first two quarters, I'd be happy if I was San Diego than I am with the Cowboys," Jones said. "And it looked like they really came to play physically, and that’s something you can do something about."